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10th Lean Healthcare Symposium and The Person-centred Lean Six Sigma Model Launched

UCD Health Systems & The Mater Lean Academy 10th Lean Healthcare Symposium and The Person-centred Lean Six Sigma Model Booklet Launch

The 10th Annual Lean Healthcare Symposium took place on Friday 10th November in Croke Park. The symposium was celebrating its 10 year milestone welcoming over 200 delegates from health centres both nationally and internationally. 

A note from the organisers:

This year we celebrate and reflect on 10 years of healthcare improvement using Person-centred Lean Six Sigma methodology in Ireland.

The Symposium takes the opportunity to recognize and honour the many healthcare professionals, researchers, organizations, and institutions that have played a pivotal role in driving healthcare improvements over the past decade and whom we have been fortunate to collaborate with.

Within the Symposium we look forward with renewed commitment and enthusiasm to discuss how we can make healthcare delivery even better in the years to come.

National and International Guest speakers will present and discuss topics including:

  • The Contexts in which the Person-centred Lean improvement journey started in Ireland
  • Leading on Lean Six Sigma deployment in healthcare
  • The application of a Person-centred Lean Six Sigma approach in practice
  • Research in the application of Lean Six Sigma methodologies and how they are applied
  • Lean and human-centred design

The Person-centred Lean Six Sigma Model Launched

The Person-centres Lean Six Sigma Model, which recently won the best abstract award at the Stanford Medicine Lean Academic Conference, was launched at the Symposium. The model was developed over a seven-year period, from initial inception as a PhD study to deployment and testing across 12 clinical sites in both acute hospital and community sectors in public and private settings in Ireland. It is in use in Ireland, the UK, the USA and Canada, and shortly, in Switzerland. You can see from the final page the large number of collaborators on this work. Hard copies of the model booklet will be available at the event. Alternatively, you can access the soft copy version at the below link.

Person Centred Lean Six Sigma Model Booklet

The Mater Lean Academy and the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems offer a range of University accredited part-time programmes.

The programmes offer a flexible educational pathway to a MSc in Leadership, Innovation and Management in Healthcare. The different programmes are tailored to suit different levels of experience and are suitable for all staff, clinical and non-clinical.

The academy have trained over 2000 healthcare staff in process improvement methodologies and supervised over 100 healthcare process improvement projects in over 50 different healthcare organisations around Ireland. All of the projects have as their primary goal a direct patient benefit or outcome in addition to cost savings.

To learn more or get in touch with The Mater Lean Academy visit (opens in a new window)here.

To contact the UCD Health Affairs Team email: (opens in a new window)health.affairs@ucd.ie

UCD Health Affairs

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T: +353 1 716 3481 | E: health.affairs@ucd.ie